Rivermont Collegiate students Angela Jones, eighth grade, and her sister Isabella Jones, sixth grade, both won first place in their categories at the 2017 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa.

There were more than 700 participants in this year’s competition.

Angela won in microbiology, biomedical and health sciences, 8th-grade category, for her project: “How Much Variation is there in Autosomal DNA that is Shared by a Grandchild and Grandparent in a Small Sample Size?”

Isabella won in behavioral and social sciences, 6th-grade category, for her project: “Do People Start to Eat Healthier at a Certain Age?”

Both also were nominated for the Broadcom Masters for being in the top 10 percent of science fair projects nationwide.

Additionally, Angela was awarded the “Certificate of Scientific Achievement at Iowa State University Program for Women in Science and Engineering.” Isabella was awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University and the “Excellence in Science Award.”

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